Panama Inflation October 2018

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Panama: Inflation ticks up in October

November 16, 2018

Consumer prices increased 0.1% month-on-month in October, contrasting September’s flat reading. According to the National Comptroller’s Office (Contraloría General de la República), higher prices for transport; food and beverages; alcohol and tobacco; health; and restaurant and hotels drove the reading, though lower prices for communication as well as recreation and culture weighed down the print.

Inflation rose to 1.0% in October, from 0.8% in September. Annual average inflation, meanwhile, ticked up to 0.8% in October from 0.7% in September.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to accelerate next year, ending 2019 at 1.9%, which is up 0.2 percentage points from last month’s forecast. For 2020, panelists expect inflation to end the year at 1.7%.


Author:, Economist

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Panama Inflation October 2018

Note: Annual variation of consumer price index in %.
Source: National Comptroller’s Office and FocusEconomics calculations


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